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What are later symptoms of shingles?

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A few days after the first symptoms of shingles (also called herpes zoster), you may see a rash of little bumps where you felt the pain. It’s usually only on one side of your body or face. Rarely, it’s all over your body. The condition also:

In 2-3 days, you may see fluid-filled blisters that grow and pop open. Then a hard crust forms on top of them. After a few days, the scabs fall off.

  • Causes a sharp, stabbing, or burning pain
  • Sometimes itches
  • Feels very sensitive to the touch

From: What Are the Symptoms of Shingles? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 08, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/08/2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Shingles: Signs and Symptoms."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Shingles Symptoms."

CDC: "Chickenpox (Varicella) Signs & Symptoms," "Shingles Overview."

National Institute on Aging: "Shingles."

Nemours Foundation: "Shingles."

NIH: "Shingles Symptoms and Diagnosis."

Opstelten, W. , July 2005. BMJ

UpToDate: "Patient Information: Shingles (Beyond the Basics)."

National Health Service UK, “Shingles: When to seek medical advice.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 08, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Shingles: Signs and Symptoms."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Shingles Symptoms."

CDC: "Chickenpox (Varicella) Signs & Symptoms," "Shingles Overview."

National Institute on Aging: "Shingles."

Nemours Foundation: "Shingles."

NIH: "Shingles Symptoms and Diagnosis."

Opstelten, W. , July 2005. BMJ

UpToDate: "Patient Information: Shingles (Beyond the Basics)."

National Health Service UK, “Shingles: When to seek medical advice.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 08, 2018

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